Posts tagged “All Star”

The Zetterberg Snub Was No Snub

Update (4:22 PM): Garth’s got a much better explanation for Lidstrom’s spot on Team Toews. - Matt

I think a lot of people know this already, but just in case, I want to point out that the fact that Zetterberg isn’t going to the All Start Game isn’t a snub. Apparently, the League asked him if he wanted to go, but he opted out due to bumps and bruises. That the NHL’s letting him stay home is a great thing for the Wings and a good instance of the League doing the right thing (for once). I just wish they’d done this two years ago with Pavel and Nick.

By the way, don’t miss Greg Brady’s tweets on the topic here, here and here (in sequence).

Also, makes you wonder why Lidstrom opted to go, because he’s surely got bumps/bruises and a need for rest, too. Just throwing it out there, but my pessimistic snap judgement is maybe he’s already in a “farewell tour” mindset.